French clay comes in many colors depending on the depth of the earth where it is taken: green, red, pink, yellow and white. It’s supple and pliable when mixed with water. Red clay is for regenerating tissue and skin structure. It is high in iron oxide and is good for cell renewal. It’s also great for strengthening and firming the skin, for sun-damaged skin and to reduce broken capillaries, varicose veins, stretch marks, bruises and burns.
French Red Clay is used for its tonifying, humidifying effect on the skin. It revives pale, sallow, aging skin and purifies congested , acne-prone skin types. It improves blood circulation, improving the appearance of wrinkles and broken capillaries. It gives the skin a radiant, hydrated look.
Also known as Red Illite clay, is mined from regions of Northern France and the Atlantic basin. Red Illite clay is similar in properties to other Illite clays, the only difference is its higher concentration of iron oxides.
Basic clay mask recipe: Mix 1 teaspoon of powdered clay with 1 teaspoon water.
- Mix clay and water together in a glass bowl with a wooden spoon or a face brush until they form a paste.
- Apply the mixture to your face and neck with your fingers or a brush.
- Leave the mask on until it almost dry (you will see it drying and the clay will be sticky to the touch).
- If you leave the mask on until it is fully dry, your skin will be zapped of moisture and you will have to apply a moisturizer.
Source: Healthier Talk